you’ll cry not of tears…
And blood has started to flow …
Not the blood of those who haves
But by the deemed have-nots in society
Not the blood of the power elite
But by those of powerless common tao
With limited options in a nightmarish web
Tried to untangle, but couldn’t break free.
I should know …
Someone dear, taken in the most gruesome way
Within seconds, without compassion executed without mercy
Judged, found guilty by righteous neighbors as jury.
So do pray that your friends, co-workers and family
Flawless all, yes indeed, in the eyes of your deity.
Because I tell you …
Those deemed guilty – proven or not – by the non-filthy
To their sanctuary will be unleashed the ruthless, dogs of prey
And you’ll cry not of tears, but of regrets that’s aplenty
For wasn’t such a criminality partly condoned by you and me?
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Guilt that Haunts Me.”